Ode to My Couch

I once thought the Beatles were smoking some interesting stuff when they belted out “All you need is love.” Love is a damn powerful thing, I will admit it, but come on… can it really be all you need? I don’t know about you but there was a time in life when all I needed was a glass of wine/beer and my couch. My, my how times change. I still need my couch but not to curl up on and drink a glass of wine/beer. Who has time for wine/beer and who can risk the hangover (not to mention I’m pregnant so it really is not an option).  Now my couch is so much more: it as a babysitter for the my little TV watchers when Mommy and Daddy just need a break, a receptacle for all things that my babies spill or wipe on it (you don’t even wanna know!), a cover for all the fun snacks that lurk beneath it, my husband’s favorite place to sleep, and the place where Mommy sits for 1 hour each night while she regroups what little bit of her sanity is left. Note: do this for yourself every day, sit and enjoy just sitting watching TV or something equally mindless. It is good for the soul! OH, how I love the time I spend on that mighty brown leather couch. Maybe I will sing my own song “All you need is a couch.. bum bum bah da bum.”  Yup, I did it. I have officially written something that will make people think I am totally off my rocker. And maybe I am… but the real point here is that sometimes it’s the simple things in life that give us comfort. I used to take comfort in knowing what was going to happen each and every day and in having a plan, but life is not so predictable anymore and I don’t think it ever will be again. And that is ok (or so I keep telling myself). So now I try to take comfort in whatever I can.  Even if life is upside down and sideways I will always have my trusty couch and the image of my girl in pink shades. :-)

~ Written by a very tired pregnant woman~



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4 thoughts on “Ode to My Couch

  1. Beth

    My Beatles song to you would be “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

    • Laura

      Awww!!! That’s so sweet!!!

  2. Wendy

    Priorities and views/perspectives change as we go through life. You are truly blessed to have a family that loves you and you love them back equally. Love you and miss you.

    • Mary

      Both my girls will tell you when they are upset I tell them to get outside and get some sunshine/nature. Enjoy what God gave you. It is so simple and so calming. The sooner we all can learn to appreciate the simple things in life the happier we will be!

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